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SYLPHINPROGRESS SparkPoints: (82,794)
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8/11/13 11:46 P

Grrrr. Vroom-vroom. I'm a-gittin'.

(I'm excited about this.)

LAURIE, NYC
No one said it would be easy, but it can be easier.

There is substance in glibness and vice versa:
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
-- Winston Churchill, master of both?
KJEANNE SparkPoints: (39,612)
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8/11/13 10:37 P

Sounds like good advice for figuring out the weight to start with for machines. Get in there and give it a try.

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
African proverb
SYLPHINPROGRESS SparkPoints: (82,794)
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8/11/13 7:55 P

Thank you, ladies. I had not yet begun to fight, but I'm ready now.

LAURIE, NYC
No one said it would be easy, but it can be easier.

There is substance in glibness and vice versa:
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
-- Winston Churchill, master of both?
MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,741
8/11/13 7:21 P

Yes, the issue here is how much you load the muscle up. From the muscle's perspective, it doesn't matter how you achieve this, whether through free weights, body weight, machines, etc.

M@L

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,023
8/11/13 4:30 P

Sorry- haha :) Yes, you are correct.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
SYLPHINPROGRESS SparkPoints: (82,794)
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8/11/13 3:36 P

Wait, wait! Coach Jen, that wasn't feedback anywhere as much as sincere, over-cautious, sweetly naive questions on the topic.
Please come back!

Edited by: SYLPHINPROGRESS at: 8/11/2013 (15:37)
LAURIE, NYC
No one said it would be easy, but it can be easier.

There is substance in glibness and vice versa:
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
-- Winston Churchill, master of both?
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,023
8/11/13 3:33 P

Thanks for the feedback! I'll pass it along.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
SYLPHINPROGRESS SparkPoints: (82,794)
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8/11/13 3:28 P

The illustration with Coach Nicole's article on choosing the proper weight (60-70% of "one rep max")

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=397


shows only hand weights and bench. For this novice's peace of mind and safety, please confirm that the text applies to weight machines as well. And that it may very well be appropriate to set each machine at a different resistance after experimentation/testing oneself on each, yes?

Thank you.

Edited by: SYLPHINPROGRESS at: 8/11/2013 (15:32)
LAURIE, NYC
No one said it would be easy, but it can be easier.

There is substance in glibness and vice versa:
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
-- Winston Churchill, master of both?
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